|PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:|
- Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said Hillary turning 60 helps lend gravitas as she
seeks to be the first woman President:"The idea that she is older does help her to remind people of a lifetime spent in public service,
fighting for issues she has cared about for four of her six decades. That is replacing the caricature of
someone who feels like she is owed." -
New York Daily News, 10-21-07
|HNN STATS THIS WEEK:|
|THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:||This Week in History:|
- 22/10/1746 - Princeton University (NJ) received its charter
- 22/10/1836 - Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
- 22/10/1861 - 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed
- 22/10/1906 - 3000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia
- 22/10/1928 - Pres Hoover speaks of"American system of rugged individualism"
- 22/10/1962 - JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis,
JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
- 22/10/1963 - 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
- 22/10/1978 - Pope John Paul II installed
- 23/10/1684 - Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
- 23/10/1760 - 1st Jewish prayer books printed in US
- 23/10/1775 - Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
- 23/10/1864 - Battle of Westport, Missouri
- 23/10/1915 - 25,000 women march in NYC, demanding right to vote
- 23/10/1917 - 1st Infantry division"Big Red One" shoots 1st US shot in WW I
- 23/10/1947 - NAACP petition on racism,"An Appeal to the World" presented to UN
- 23/10/1962 - Adlai Stevenson speaks at UN about Cuba crisis
- 23/10/1973 - Nixon agrees to turn over White House tape recordings to Judge Sirica
- 23/10/1987 - Robert Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by US Senate
- 24/10/1492 - 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany
- 24/10/1861 - 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)
- 24/10/1861 - West Virginia seceded from Virginia
- 24/10/1939 - Nazi require wearing of star of David
- 24/10/1945 - UN charter comes into effect
- 24/10/1948 - Bernard M Baruch introduces term"Cold War"
- 24/10/1956 - Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
- 24/10/1962 - In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
- 24/10/1973 - Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
- 25/10/1492 - Christopher Columbus and ship Santa Maria land in Dominican Republic
- 25/10/1825 - Erie Canal opens, linking Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean
- 25/10/1881 - Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Clanton engage in"Shootout at OK Corral"
- 25/10/1923 - Senate committee publishes 1st report on Teapot Dome scandal
- 25/10/1940 - US Army Gen Benjamin Davis becomes 1st black general
- 25/10/1951 - Peace talks aimed at ending Korean War resumed in Panmunjom
- 25/10/1963 - Anti-Kennedy"WANTED FOR TREASON" pamphlets scattered in Dallas
- 25/10/1983 - US invades Grenada, a country 1/2,000 its population (US Wins)
- 26/10/1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
- 26/10/1749 - Georgia Colony reverses itself and rules slavery is legal
- 26/10/1774 - 1st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
- 26/10/1774 - Minute Men organized in colonies
- 26/10/1787 -"Federalist Papers" published, calls for ratification of Constitution
- 26/10/1795 - Pinckney's Treaty between Spain and US is signed, establishing southern boundary of US and giving Americans right to send goods down Mississippi
- 26/10/1810 - US annexes western Florida
- 26/10/1863 - Worldwide Red Cross organized in Geneva
- 26/10/1881 - Gunfight at OK Corral, in Tombstone, Az
- 26/10/1900 - After 4 years of work, 1st section of NY subway opens
- 26/10/1916 - Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity (advocating birth control)
- 26/10/1919 - President Wilson's veto of Prohibition Enforcement Bill is overridden
- 26/10/1950 - Mother Teresa found her Mission of Charity in Calcutta, India
- 26/10/1955 - Ngo Dinh Diem proclaims Vietnam a republic with himself as pres
- 26/10/1962 - Nikita Khrushchev sends note to JFK offering to withdraw his missiles from Cuba if US closed its bases in Turkey offer is rejected
- 26/10/1962 - JFK warns Russia US will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
- 26/10/1972 - Henry Kissinger declares"Peace is at hand" in Vietnam
- 26/10/1973 - President Nixon released 1st White House tapes on Watergate scandal
- 26/10/1994 - Jordan and Israel sign peace accord
- 27/10/1864 - Siege of Petersburg, VA
- 27/10/1871 - Boss Tweed (William Macy Tweed), Democratic leader of Tammany Hall, arrested after NY Times exposed his corruption
- 27/10/1913 - Pres Wilson says US will never attack another country
- 27/10/1920 - League of Nations moves headquarters in Geneva
- 27/10/1954 - Pres Eisenhower offers aid to S Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem
- 27/10/1962 - Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
- 28/10/1636 - Harvard University (Cambridge Mass) founded
- 28/10/1776 - Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
- 28/10/1793 - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on cotton gin
- 28/10/1858 - Macy's Dept store opens in NYC
- 28/10/1863 - Battle at Wauhatchie Georgia: 865 killed or injured
- 28/10/1864 - Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends after 1554 casualties
- 28/10/1867 - Maimonides College in Penns is 1st Jewish college in the US
- 28/10/1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
- 28/10/1919 - Volstead Act passed by Congress, start prohibition over Wilson's veto
- 28/10/1936 - FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
- 28/10/1948 - Flag of Israel is adopted
- 28/10/1949 - Eugenie Anderson is 1st woman US ambassador (to Denmark)
- 28/10/1962 - Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis
- 29/10/1929 -"Black Tuesday," Stock Market crashes triggers"Great Depression"
- 29/10/1956 - Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
- 29/10/1966 - National Organization of Women founded
- 29/10/1969 - Supreme Court orders end to all school desegregation"at once"
|IN THE NEWS:|
|REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:|
- Eric D. Weitz: Berlin Stories
WEIMAR GERMANY Promise and Tragedy -
- Eric D. Weitz: WEIMAR GERMANY Promise and Tragedy, First Chapter -
- Jay Winik: World On Fire
A sweeping account of the revolutions of France, Russia and the United States
THE GREAT UPHEAVAL
America and the Birth of The Modern World, 1788-1800 -
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich: Maverick author's meditations on women in history take annual celebration into new era -
Salt Lake Tribune, 10-20-07
- John Koster: Fascinating New Light on Little Big Horn and Custer -
Emediawire, WA, 10-19-07
- Simon Sebag Montefiore: The Dictator as a Young Poet-Thug
- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: His journals reviewed in NY Review of Books -
Joseph Lelyveld in the NY Review of Books, 11-8-07
- Chuck Hansen: Researcher's records on history of nukes published -
Secrecy News, written by Steven Aftergood, is published by the Federation of American Scientists, 10-19-07
- Paul V. Dutton: Historian compares health care -
- Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: His journals reviewed by Sid Blumenthal -
Sidney Blumenthal in Salon, 10-18-07
- Garry Wills: His new book focuses on the tension between Evangelism and the Enlightenment in American history -
Tim Rutten in the LAT, 10-10-07
- Amateur historian pens book about links between Mormons and the White House -
Salt Lake Tribune, 10-14-07
- Allan Lichtman on"Influencing Power in Washington":"For example, John Ashcroft who was the Attorney General during the first George W. Bush term is now a
lobbyist. He is a very important Republican lobbyist. On the other side, for example, John Breaux, who
was a Democratic senator from Louisiana, is now a lobbyist. Studies have shown that when we look at the
United States House of Representatives, about 40 percent of former Representatives go on to become lobbyists
when they quit the Congress." -
VOA News, 10-19-07
- James McPherson on"Communications lifelines serve troops, not history, researchers say":"E-mails and phone calls from servicemen today probably won't have that permanence and most probably won't
make it into any historical repository, so that future historians won't have the richness of sources that
Civil War historians have.""I think that the instantaneous communications between soldiers and their families ...
back home is actually less effective in conveying their experiences and feelings than the letters home written
by Civil War soldiers." -
Press-Enterprise, CA, 10-18-07
- David Long on"Communications lifelines serve troops, not history, researchers say":"No generation of fighters that went to war was as literate as the Civil War generation.""The only release they have from loneliness of being away from home was written form.
They wrote a lot. You didn't have censorship like you would have later on in World War II.
When I see the communication of my mother and father during (World War II), how incredibly limp they were
in terms of what the censors had removed and what was left of it, you realize the tremendous record
Civil War soldiers left for us." -
Press-Enterprise, CA, 10-18-07
- John Hope Franklin: Freedom Award winner speaks out -
http://www.commercialappeal.com (Memphis), 10-18-07
|HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTMENTS:|
|EXHIBITIONS / NEW WEBSITES:|
|SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:|
- Oct. 22, 2007: Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Memorial Union
Stanford Professor Jack Rakove to discuss 'Living With the Founders' @
MU II from 4 to 6 p.m. as part of the Pulitzer Prize Winners in History Series -
The California Aggie Online, CA, 10-18-07
- Oct. 25, 2007: Deborah Lipstadt: Historian Who Challenges Holocaust Deniers to Speak at Ithaca College,
will speak at Ithaca College on Thursday, Oct. 25. Lipstadt will present"Holocaust Denial: A New Form of
Anti-Semitism" at 7:15 p.m. in the Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall. -
Ithaca College, NY, 10-4-07
- The"New South Meets Old West" Symposium from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Latture Conference
Center on the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith campus -
Fort Smith Times Record, AR, 10-2-07
- Oct. 26-27, 2007:
U of Buffalo Humanities Institute Presents Conference on Human Trafficking.
The conference will be held Oct. 26-27 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus -
UB News Center, 10-15-07
- Oct. 27, 2007: A symposium and dinner in late October will honor longtime Western Michigan
University historian Dr. Ernst Breisach, professor emeritus of history and distinguished faculty scholar.
The"Exploring History/Writing History" symposium begins at 1 p.m. in The Little Theatre on Oakland Drive
followed by a reception and dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. across the street in Walwood Hall on WMU's East
Campus. Pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 15 -
Press Release--Western Michigan University, 10-10-07
|ON TV:||History Listings This Week:|
- History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down"
Sunday, October 21, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Return of the Pirates"
Sunday, October 21, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Last Stand of The 300"
Sunday, October 21, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Organized Crime: A World History :Colombia,"
Monday, October 22, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Organized Crime: A World History :Russia,"
Monday, October 22, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Organized Crime: A World History :China,"
Monday, October 22, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Declassified :Godfathers of Havana,"
Monday, October 22, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Antichrist/"
Monday, October 22, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Timbuktu,"
Monday, October 22, @ 11pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Hippies,"
Tuesday, October 23, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Mega Disasters :New York Earthquake,"
Tuesday, October 23, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Mayan Doomsday Prophecy,"
Tuesday, October 23, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :06 - Florida, Indiana, Washington, Utah, Rhode Island,"
Wednesday, October 24, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :07 - Illinois, Connecticut, Nevada, Mississippi, Wyoming,"
Wednesday, October 24, @ 3pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :08 - Virginia, Ohio, Idaho, Alabama, North Dakota,"
Wednesday, October 24, @ 4pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :09 - Michigan, Tennessee, Maine, Missouri, South Dakota,"
Wednesday, October 24, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The States :10 - Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Maryland/DC,"
Wednesday, October 24, @ 6pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Modern Marvels :Barbarian Battle Tech,"
Wednesday, October 17, @ 7pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Stalin's Supercity,"
Wednesday, October 17, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Inside the Volcano,"
Thursday, October 24, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"History's Mysteries :Japan's Mysterious Pyramids,"
Thursday, October 24, @ 5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death,"
Thursday, October 25, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Breaking Vegas,"
Friday, October 26, @ 2pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Countdown to Armageddon :,"
Friday, October 26, @ 9pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Sex in the Real West,"
Friday, October 19, @ 10pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"The Universe," Marathon
Saturday, October 27, @ 2-5pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Vampires Secrets,"
Saturday, October 27, @ 8pm ET/PT
- History Channel:"Decoding The Past :Cults: Dangerous Devotion,"
Saturday, October 27, @ 10pm ET/PT
|SELLING BIG (NYT):|
- Rick Atkinson: THE DAY OF BATTLE
#7 (1 week on list) -
- Geoffrey C. Ward: THE WAR
#10 (5 weeks on list) -
- David Halberstam: THE COLDEST WINTER
#13 (3 weeks on list) -
- Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.: JOURNALS
- Alex Ross: The Rest Is Noise, (FSG, Oct.). A history of the 20th century through
its remarkable music.
- Aida D. Donald: Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt, October 22, 2007
- Richard Avedon, The Kennedys: Portrait of a Family, (HarperCollins Publishers,
October 23, 2007)
- Sally Bedell Smith: For Love of Politics: Bill and Hillary Clinton: The White House Years,
October 23, 2007
- Laurence Bergreen: Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu, October 23, 2007
- Bill Sloan: The Ultimate Battle: Okinawa 1945--The Last Epic Struggle of World War II, October 23, 2007
- Joseph J. Ellis: American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic,
October 30, 2007
- Ronald Reagan: The Reagan Diaries (Leatherbound Edition), October 30, 2007
- David W. Blight: A Slave No More, (Harcourt, Nov.). The slave narratives of two Americans
serve as eye-opening corridors to history.
- Lady Bird Johnson: A White House Diary, November 1, 2007
- Stephen William Berry: House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, A Family Divided by War
(Houghton Mifflin Company, November 5, 2007)
- M. Stanton Evans: Blacklisted by History: The Real Story of Joseph McCarthy and His
Fight against America's Enemies, (Crown Publishing Group, November 6, 2007)
- Chad Alan Goldberg: Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to
Workfare, November 15, 2007
- Thomas Keneally: A Commonwealth of Thieves: The Improbable Birth of Australia, Paperback,
December 4, 2007
- The Great Experiment, by Strobe Talbott (S&S, Jan.). How mere tribes became great nations.
- James J. Sheehan: Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?, (Houghton, Jan.). The rejection of violence
after World War II redefined a continent. Europe chose material well-being over war.
- Judy Crichton: Producer of American Experience, Dies at 77 -